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Grotte de Hortense

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Address: | Iles des Pins, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
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Interesting cave showing how the locals once lived

Quiet location with interesting cave formation, and good for 30mins-1 hours wandering around and photo opportunities. Kiosk sells lovely bracelets and wraps.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quiet location with interesting cave formation, and good for 30mins-1 hours wandering around and photo opportunities. Kiosk sells lovely bracelets and wraps.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You take a short walk through a beautiful forest to this amazing grotto. It is very large and very sacred to the locals. To hear the true story of the cave is a must as you then can understand how this island developed through the high chief. (You will need to visit to understand). Huge stalactites which you can see... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this amazing attraction. Easy to access to the Stalactites as they are visible as you approach the cave. The climb up to the shine is not hard and worth the climb.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent attraction. The short walk from the car park would suit most people. The gardens you walk through were lovely. The caves are not small, so no fear of feeling closed on.

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Thank Jackie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I reached Isle of Pines by tender from our ship. We walked around to the first beach where there were are few tour buses operating. I got a 2 hour tour for $25 aud. This cave was part of the tour. The cave is not very big & has some interesting things to look at but the short walk... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For $2USD you take a little walk through the rainforest.. It's as you would expect when going into a cave. We actually didn't go too deep in which I assume you would be able too. 1. we didn't have a torch and 2. I'm not sure how deep it went in. I guess it would've helped if we had a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Interesting cave and the story that goes with it. The short walk in takes you though and amazing rain forest and then you come across the cave like something out of Raders of the Lost Ark. Easy access but you do need your i phone torch or better.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

ground can be slippery and you may need a torch, so it you like manicured attractions, this is not for you. lovely very short jungle walk to the cave.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on a sightseeing tour. We were given written information about the caves, and went through and took pictures. It's a nice spot to go and see, but you don't need a lot of time there. Entry is 250F

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see during your visit to Isle De Pines, grab a 2 hour tour of the island once you get ashore, far cheaper than booking onboard.

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